Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fairly mild and somewhat watered down, which may have been a result of this being of tap. A little to light colored for a porter, but they got the taste right. Just a little roasty, with a medium malty body. Not overhopped like most SN beers.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - FEB 27, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown with a somewhat loose thin head. Traditional coffe/chocolate aroma. Portery flavors but fell a bit on the thin side with some sharp carbonation. Plesant Malt/ coffee finish.
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sierra Nevada Porter pours a dark chocolate brown with a thin stable ebony head. It's aroma consists mostly of roasted barley malt and some chocolate with an undetone of american hops. Tasting it I was surprised at how subdued the hop character of this beer is, considering the brewery. The flavour profile is dominated by malt sweetness and roasted and chocolate character. It never feels overly rich or velvetty in the mouth but still provides a lasting aftertaste of hops and roasted malts. Overall, this is a surprisingly well balanced porter fit for many many sessions.
Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I didn't like this much..............................................
3fourths (7769) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice big light brown head, with considerable lacing. Mixed in with the aroma of roasted coffee is a light hint of apricots. First taste is sweet, then it progresses to a slightly sour coffee experience. 5 to 8 seconds into the first drink it's back to sweet, and the apricot taste comes through. Aftertaste is like thick mocha. Overall this is too sweet and too light for my tastes. I'm still stuck on Anchor porter.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark reddish brown. Thin light tan head that disipated fairly quick. Sweet roasted malty aroma. Slight cocoa and coffee flavor, and very smooth. Not a bad porter. Very enjoyable but still not my favorite porter. Seems to be lacking something, though.
WabashMan (1006) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The deep color of the body was nice, though the head was less impressive. A nice aroma, and not too heavy. The flavor is fairly smooth and a little bold, and seems to hang around in the back of the mouth for a while. A nice porter, though lacking some elements (complexity?) to make it a GREAT porter.
Suttree (4866) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish brown, tan head. Sweet malty taste to start, finishes dry. maybe a touch sour. Have you ever been to resturaunt that serves SN Porter but not the Pale Ale? I did. Weird.
desurfer (1189) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark color, roasted coffee taste. Unlike most SN brews, it is thin on hops and carbonation. A good beer for the style, but not my favorite.
Skred (107) - Houma, Louisiana, USA - FEB 4, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, reddish brown, tan head, roast malt/cocoa/coffee aroma. The flavor is more coffee than chocolate. Medium body, good balance, but I think I prefer their stout.